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I know that hollow point or soft tip is better for fighting... But 55gr fmj will do a good job and a person can buy alot more for storage( for later use ) I have Fiocchi 55gr 3100+ muzzel velocity , Priz 55gr fmj and Lake City 55gr fmj. When this ammo is used it will be in the worst of times for most of us...Why does everyone talk down this type of ammo for fighting..Not wanting to start any fights..I have a ar carbine with me every day at work as well as 2 other firearms I would just like some solid information.

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I know that hollow point or soft tip is better for fighting... But 55gr fmj will do a good job and a person can buy alot more for storage( for later use ) I have Fiocchi 55gr 3100+ muzzel velocity , Priz 55gr fmj and Lake City 55gr fmj. When this ammo is used it will be in the worst of times for most of us...Why does everyone talk down this type of ammo for fighting..Not wanting to start any fights..I have a ar carbine with me every day at work as well as 2 other firearms I would just like some solid information.

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FMJ is effective is rifle rounds but not as effective in pistols.
 

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If you think you can only defend yourself with soft or hollow point ammo in a high velocity rifle round, you need to do some reading:
AR15.COM :: Ammo Oracle
The sections covering "Terminal Performance" will tell you what you need to know. Bottom line is that the longer the bullet, the higher the velocity, the greater the wounding. Fragmentation in the target is your friend.
 

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Fragmentation is handy. But so are a lot of other things. Soft points and hollow points will usually aid in that process.
 

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Good enough for combat, definitely good enough for me. (this opinion doesnt apply to the idiotic rules that require military personnel to carry only fmj in their m9's)
 

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Fragmentation is handy. But so are a lot of other things. Soft points and hollow points will usually aid in that process.
Depending on what you are shooting at, a soft or hollow point might be what you need.

Or not. Just don't write off FMJ because there are more expensive bullets available that make better promises. Lot's of others have done the gelatin testing and made the data available. It is easy to find. Find the data, make up your own mind based on facts, not ammo marketing or what somebody said on the internet. You will feel better about your choices in the long run with data to back them up.

As for me, I have no problem using FMJ for personal defense in a high velocity rifle round, for all of the reasons mentioned above.
 

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Depending on what you are shooting at, a soft or hollow point might be what you need.

Or not.
I agree 100%. There's no 1 magical round out there that does everything for everybody all the time.
 
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